Being Vigilant Can Prevent Charcot Foot Disease

47923217 Man's Hand Being Massaged A FootVigilant. adjective  vig·i·lant  \ ˈvi-jə-lənt \ Webster’s defines the word vigilant as “alertly watchful especially to avoid danger.” It’s what’s required when you’ve got a chronic disease such as diabetes. Being ever-watchful, like the little kid who’s parked himself at the window hoping for a chance to see Santa’s sleigh, becomes not a once-a-year thing but a several-times-a-day thing. Having to constantly manage health issues…

4 Tips to Prevent Falling on Snow and Ice

63947547 Young Woman Is Slipping And Falling On Street With Black IceThis time of year gets a little hectic for everyone who’s trying to work, shop, meal plan, cook, entertain friends and family, and pick up the kid at college who’s exhausted from semester’s-end exam overload. Doctors’ offices can experience overload this time of year, too. Snow is a-falling in the greater Cleveland area and with snowfall comes slippery surfaces – and people who fall down…

8 Tips for Healthy Holiday Feet

14840068 M Christmas Hat Holiday FeetNothing’s going to hamper your holidays more than not being able to use your feet and ankles. Here are eight specific things you can do to protect these essential body parts so you can get errands done, spend time with friends and family, and maybe even enjoy some well-deserved holiday vacation time. Wear the right shoes! This isn’t the time of year to pull out…

Exercises that Knockout Plantar Fasciitis Pain

26018320 S Heel Pain Feet Hands LegPlantar fasciitis results in heel pain that can take a very long time to improve. Longtime sufferers of this inflammation of the plantar fascia – the thick ligament that runs along your arch, connecting your heel to your toes – are well aware of the number of ways to deal with the pain: Just stay off of it. Sure, as if that were practical for…